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  • Prenatal coverage would be available to illegal immigrants under bill (AUDIO)

    04/04/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | April 4, 2012 | Brent Martin
    State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would restore prenatal care to mothers who lost Medicaid coverage two years ago, including illegal immigrants. Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsors LB 599, saying that Nebraska’s practice of funding prenatal care of the unborn child of poor women should return, including the unborn child of an illegal immigrant. “The child will be a U.S. citizen at its birth,” Campbell stated in her opening. “Would we not want that child to be healthy? Would we not want healthy babies?” Nebraska had provided prenatal care through Medicaid until 2010 when federal officials objected. Approximately...
  • Study Finds Hispanics Don’t Want To Be Called Hispanic

    04/04/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    CBS DC ^ | April 4, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A majority of Hispanics do not like being called Hispanic. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Hispanics do not like to be categorized as “Hispanics” or “Latinos,” saying they like to be identified from their family’s country of origin. Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.” Hispanics and Latinos are split as to whether to identify themselves as a “typical American.” Forty-seven percent of Hispanics and Latinos identify themselves with the term, while another 47 percent of those polled find they don’t seem to relate to...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Larson wants Mexico to reimburse Texas for illegal immigrants

    04/04/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4 April 2012 | Jason Buch
    State Rep. Lyle Larson is asking Mexican President Felipe Calderón to pay for services that Texas provides immigrants who are here illegally. In a March 21 letter, Larson, R-San Antonio, wrote that the state spends between $6 billion and $8 billion a year on health care and other costs for illegal immigrants, a number he attributed to the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas. Larson, who filed a bill during the 2011 legislative session that would have required state agencies and organizations that receive state funding to track the services they provide immigrants, said he wants to “start a dialogue.” “We...
  • Clergy group to air ad against Alabama immigration law

    04/03/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Associated Press | NBC 13 ^ | April 03, 2012 - | The Associated Press | NBC 13
    MONTGOMERY, Ala -- A group of clergy leaders is airing a TV commercial that speaks out against Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Immigration Statistics Show Arizona's SB 1070 is Working

    04/03/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2012 | Russell Pierce
    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security released their statistics on the illegal immigration for 2010. According to DHS, the total illegal population went down less than 1%, from 11.6 million at the beginning of the year to 11.5 million by the end. However, in the state of Arizona, the illegal population declined from 470,000 to 360,000; a decline of 23%. In April of 2010 the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070 to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. While parts of the law were blocked by a federal judge, illegal aliens in Arizona are getting the message that...
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/03/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 2, 2012
    In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.” The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen. Currently such aliens must return to their native country...
  • Permanent resident aliens have second amendment rights too

    04/03/2012 6:11:13 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 2 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 2, 2012 | John Pierce
    In Fletcher v. Haas, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that Permanent resident aliens are included amongst ‘the people’ as the term is used in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The individual plaintiffs in this case were ...
  • ICE hauls in 3,100 illegal immigrants; 139 in South Florida

    04/02/2012 5:26:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2012 | Mike Clary
    More than 3,100 illegal immigrants living in the U.S., including 139 in South Florida, were arrested and are scheduled for criminal trial or deportation after a weeklong roundup that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement touted as the largest in years. Those picked up across the country last week included almost 1,500 men and women convicted of murder, sexual offenses and other violent felonies.
  • California Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Against Arizona's Immigration Law

    04/02/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 March 2012 | Jon Feere
    Ten states plus California challenge the Constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law - They argue it will drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona and into other states.
  • Native of Uzbekistan finds 'paradise' in United States

    04/02/2012 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 1st, 2012 | Jill King Greenwood
    Mahmood Subhankulov left the only country he'd ever known and a successful career as an obstetrician to travel more than 6,000 miles for a crack at the American dream. Subhankulov, who goes by "Max," arrived in Pittsburgh from the Republic of Uzbekistan in the spring of 2005 with the ability to speak Uzbek and Russian, but no English. Within six months, he taught himself the language by reading the newspaper and translating the words using a dictionary. "I love America. I love Pittsburgh," said Subhankulov, 38, a lab technician at UPMC logging 12-hour shifts. "My Dad always told me that...
  • Chicago activists protest immigrant detention plan

    04/01/2012 8:48:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Lauren FitzPatrick Sun-Times Media lfitzpatrick
    CHICAGO (AP) — Activists are finishing a three-day march through Chicago to protest a proposed new federal immigrant detention center.
  • 16 Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Geneva Fire House

    04/01/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    YNN Staff ^ | March 31,2012 | YNN Staff
    Police say sixteen illegal immigrants were arrested at a party at the North Side Fire Company in Geneva. This occurred after numerous complaints regarding parties at the rented fire hall.
  • U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law

    04/01/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Seattle Times Editorial ^ | April 1, 2012 | Seattle Times Editorial
    U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law THE U.S. Supreme Court should strike down four troubling provisions of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law. They conflict with federal laws and ought not become models for states grappling with illegal immigration. The federal government has exclusive authority over immigration enforcement. One can debate the efficacy of federal efforts but Arizona's 2010 immigration law was a wrongheaded attempt to supersede federal law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked key provisions of the law, including requiring law enforcement to question people about their immigration status, ask for documentation and detain those without it....
  • Pompano Beach Children Face Father's Deportation

    04/01/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    6 NBC Miami ^ | Mar 31, 2012 | Julia Bagg
    Two Pompano Beach children are facing the deportation of their father just two years after their mother was returned to Nicaragua. Through tears, 16-year-old Cecia Soza recalled speaking on the phone to her father. “He said that he loved us and that we have to take care of each other,” she said. Her father, Ronald Soza, was arrested Wednesday in Broward for driving without a valid license. Officers turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because he is an illegal immigrant who was issued a deportation order in 2011 by The Department of Justice.
  • U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs

    03/31/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | March 27, 2012 | USCCB
    U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs. United States. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and several other Christian denominations filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arizona vs. United States, supporting the principle that the federal government controls the enactment and implementation of the nation’s immigration laws. The March 26 brief argued that the federal government is in the best position to protect the well-established goals of family unity and human dignity in the nation’s immigration system. The brief also made the case...
  • Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die

    03/31/2012 1:08:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Mar. 31, 2012 | LAURA TILLMAN - Associated Press
    VARDAMAN, Miss. — On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options. The conversation quickly turned to the immigration bill being debated in the state Legislature, and talk of what to do if it passes.
  • Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications

    03/30/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington— ­The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would...
  • Border Patrol Says More Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Valley Being Found

    03/29/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | KRGV
    WESLACO - Border Patrol officials say the Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in stash houses used for human smuggling. After a human smuggling operation was busted in Weslaco this week, the police chief in says that bust is uncommon for his city. Border Patrol assisted taking more than 50 illegals into custody. Border Patrol spokesperson Rosie Huey says there is no way to find out if this is a bigger problem in some areas compared to others. She says according to Border Patrol's database, it's clear human smugglers are operating all over the Valley. Huey also says according...
  • Tip of the Iceberg: The Effects of Immigration From the Third World (Video)

    03/29/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 17 replies
    YouTube/BBC ^ | 3/29/2012
    This is what one VERY RAPIDLY INCREASING non-indigenous subpopulation of the UK want for Britain....Sharia law, Sharia courts, death for gay men and women, death for adultery, death for unbelievers, death for apostasy, amputation for theft, subjugation of women, animal cruelty and child cruelty. Watch this 4:35 minute video of a liberal reporter who goes back to her hometown in the UK to see what it has become in just 10 years since not living there. HYSTERICAL when she sees for herself that her entire community has become one giant Islamic patch of protests and hate. Must watch reality come...
  • Orange's Undocumented (Illegal!) Immigrants (Aliens!) Stay a Step Ahead to Steal Work

    03/29/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    OC Weekly (blog)‎ ^ | Mar. 29 2012 | Josh Dulaney
    Orange's Undocumented (Illegal!) Immigrants (Aliens!) Stay a Step Ahead to Steal Work From Americans Based on his youthful looks alone, Luis Martinez Hernandez stood out Wednesday morning among a dozen or so day laborers that stood along Taft Avenue just west of Tustin Street in Orange. The 23-year-old Mexican shot a quick smile. "I just looking for work," he said. He stood next to Hernando Cortez, who said he is "40 maybe", and is looking for anything -- painting, construction work, whatever -- to earn some money. And so continues the saga of Orange's day laborers. Here's hoping they're not...
  • Rights group accuses U.S. of abuses on Mexican border

    03/28/2012 10:39:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Tim Gaynor
    (Reuters) - U.S. policing along the Mexican border discriminates against Hispanics and Native Americans and contributes to the deaths of illegal immigrants, according to a study by the human rights group Amnesty International USA. The report, titled "In Hostile Terrain: Human Rights Violations in Immigration Enforcement in the U.S. Southwest," identifies what it says are systemic failures of federal, state and local authorities to enforce immigration laws without discrimination. "Communities living along the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly Latinos, individuals perceived to be of Latino origin and indigenous communities, are disproportionately affected by a range of immigration-control measures, resulting in a pattern...
  • Grijalva, Dems file challenge to SB 1070 with Supreme Court - compare law to case of slain Fla. teen

    03/27/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    tucsonsentinel.com ^ | March 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON – House Democrats invoked the name of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Tuesday as they filed a challenge to Arizona’s SB 1070, the immigration law to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month. The friend-of-the-court brief from 68 Democrats – including both from Arizona – argues that SB 1070 is unconstitutional because it pre-empts federal authority. Southern Arizona's U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva led the push for the brief. But much of the discussion at Tuesday’s news conference centered on Martin, the unarmed black teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Forced to Live in Shadows of Society: Study

    03/28/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    According to a new report undocumented immigrants are being pushed into the shadows of society and forced to live in fear. The study looks at how restrictive immigration policies are affecting the lives of undocumented immigrants. The study comes from the Center for American Progress, a think-tank in Washington D.C. The center partnered with researchers at UCSD's Center of Comparative Immigration Studies, specifically looking at the lives of undocumented immigrants in Northern San Diego County.
  • Attorney General Harris Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court against Arizona Immigration Law

    03/27/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    California /department of Justice ^ | 03/27/2012 | California Department of Justice AG
    California has the largest undocumented immigrant population of any state, 2.5 million (6.8 percent), according to a 2011 report from the Pew Hispanic Center. California also has the largest percentage (9.7 percent) of undocumented immigrants in its labor force at 1.85 million. California law expressly guarantees the same protection, rights and remedies, except those prohibited by federal law, to all who have applied for employment or who have been employed. California also allows students who are not legal residents to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
  • President’s illegal uncle back in court

    03/27/2012 8:20:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 27, 2012 | John Zaremba
    Onyango Obama — the president’s illegal alien half uncle — is appearing in Framingham District Court this morning in a surprise hearing over his August arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. Obama, 67, has been waging an aggressive defense against the charges, even going after one arresting officer’s file. It is not clear yet what today’s session is about.
  • S.F. slayings suspect avoided deportation in 2006

    03/26/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 18+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Kevin Fagan, Henry K. Lee, Justin Berton
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The suspect in last week's slayings of five people in San Francisco was ordered deported in 2006 after he served a prison term for robbery and assault, but because his native Vietnam would not issue travel documents for him, immigration officials had to let him go free, officials said Monday. Binh Thai Luc, 35, of San Francisco was released under the terms of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said undocumented immigrants must be released after six months if their country of origin won't take them back, according to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Volunteers fan out to clean up border trash

    03/26/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 22+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | Mar. 25, 2012 | The Associated Press
    AMADO, Ariz. (AP) A group of volunteers will spend their Sunday cleaning up tons of trash left by illegal immigrants in the desert near Amado in southern Arizona.
  • Homeland Security’s morale is at code red (Morale low at Janet's kingdom)

    03/26/2012 5:09:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3-22-12 | Joe Davidson
    If the homeland’s security were dependent on employee morale, we’d be in big trouble. Fortunately, the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are committed to the agency’s mission, even as the agency fails to inspire them. You know things are bad for workers when a bipartisan congressional hearing is called to examine a department’s drooping spirit. It ranks 31 among 33 large agencies in The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey published by the Partnership for Public Service. (The Partnership has a content-sharing relationship with The Washington Post.)
  • 5th Circuit: Immigration Law Complicates Relations With Mexico

    03/26/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies · 10+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 26, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Check out what a federal appellate court just determined when striking down a Texas town’s law banning illegal aliens from renting housing; the “unconstitutional” measure has no other purpose than the exclusion of illegal aliens, which complicates immigration issues and relations with other countries, particularly Mexico. It may seem unbelievable, but read the ruling for yourself. It was issued recently by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit against the Dallas suburb of Farmers Ranch. A three-judge panel from the New Orleans-based court further clarified that the “sole purpose” of an ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting...
  • Sanctuary Baltimore, no questions asked

    03/26/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies · 6+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 26, 2012 | Dan Rodricks
    Common sense about the nation's immigration policy vanishes from the room whenever someone asks, "What part of illegal don't you understand?" It's a real conversation killer, that line. People who use it aren't interested in a discussion. They think law enforcement agencies should round up the estimated 11.5 million men, women and children who aren't authorized to live in the U.S. and deport them. People fixated on the notion of illegality — the crossing of a border without papers — aren't interested in knowing why these immigrants might have come here, what hardships they experienced. They don't care if the...
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Quietly Extending H-1B Visas of Foreign Workers, leaving US Engineers Jobless

    03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 7+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/26/2012 | webtoday.tv
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly...
  • Marcos Breton: Undocumented immigrant loses battle against BofA

    03/25/2012 6:10:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Sacramento Bee. ^ | Marcos Breton
    In this case of David vs. Goliath, Goliath wins. An undocumented immigrant from Mexico sues Bank of America after he's nearly deported when his bank manager turns him over to authorities. Lawyers for Luis Martinez ask: Do you want your banker acting as a de facto immigration agent?
  • Confessions Of A Hispanic Racist

    03/24/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies · 47+ views
    The College Conservative ^ | Mar. 22, 2012 | Elissa Roberson
    I have a bone to pick with Hispanics. Mainly illegals. Because I am one. Hispanic, that is — not illegal. I’m actually a fourth-generation Hispanic American on my mother’s side. In fact, this shout-out also goes to all the liberals who insist on calling Hispanics a minority group in need of help. Clearly, you gringos aren’t noticing what’s happening on the Mexican/American border or the huge population numbers in places like LA and San Diego that clearly beg to differ with the term “minority.” And those numbers are only growing. I grew up no more than three hours from the...
  • LAPD to Ignore California’s Car Impound Law Because It’s “Unfair” to Illegal Aliens

    03/23/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have become sadly accustomed to California - America's Sanctuary State - sinking lower and lower into utter lawlessness for the sake of naked racial politics. But whatever they do in Sacramento doesn't even come close to the utter madness that is Los Angeles - which makes the rest of the state look conservative by comparison. This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days - because it is "unfair" to illegal aliens!That's right....
  • 'Hundreds' of 'Soldiers of Hezbollah' Inside the U.S., Says Homeland Security Chairman

    03/23/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – At a Wednesday hearing, House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King (R.-N.Y.) said that "at a minimum" there are hundreds of "soldiers of Hezbollah" inside the United States. "Now, how many Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists are here already?" said King. "The highly-disciplined soldiers of Hezbollah are trained to lie low for years, or for decades. Those who have gone up against this enemy for our government estimate the number to be at a minimum--at a minimum--in the hundreds." At the same hearing, the former chief of operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration testified that Mexican drug cartels are in...
  • Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Gomez Urge Congressional Leaders To Build Consensus On Immigration Reform

    03/23/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT · by pitviper68 · 20 replies
    March 22, 2012 Letter comes as pope visits Mexico, Cuba Bishops cite state laws creating local divisions U.S. bishops to file brief against Arizona law WASHINGTON—Congressional leaders should “build consensus” toward reform of the nation’s immigration laws, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, in a March 22 letter. “Passage of immigration reform is more important now than ever, as state laws and local enforcement initiatives are filling the policy vacuum left by Congress,” the bishops wrote...
  • ‘Banner Week’ in Sheriff Joe’s Battle Against Illegal Immigration (54 Illegals Netted)

    03/23/2012 10:20:01 AM PDT · by montag813 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has all but shut down its workplace enforcement activities since Obama took office. Even with the longest sustained bout of high unemployment since the Great Depression, Obama's ICE has slashed workplace enforcement against illegals by a stunning 70 percent. ICE claims they are leaving illegal workers alone to steal jobs in order to have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". But as we pointed out on Wednesday, ICE has failed with criminals as well, highlighted by their release of a serial child rapist - with 42 counts - who remains...
  • Gay married man who's undocumented immigrant fights deportation in California

    03/22/2012 9:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael Martinez
    A federal immigration court judge in San Francisco put a deportation proceeding on hold Friday for a gay California man who is an undocumented immigrant and married to a man who is a U.S. citizen, the couple's attorney said. Alfonso Garcia, 35, who came to the United States as a boy with his parents, and his husband, Brian Willingham, 37, are petitioning the federal immigration service for legal residency based on their marriage, said attorney Lavi Soloway. The judge put Garcia's deportation proceeding on hold while Garcia's legal residency, or green card, application is being processed, Soloway said. The next...
  • Bizarre find at Miami International: 2 fetuses in Miami luggage

    03/22/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 10 replies · 2+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 3/22/12 | Juan O. Tamayo
    Leave it to Miami to shock even a reality-TV film crew. The crew was shooting footage at Miami International Airport for an upcoming episode when customs agents found a pair of human fetuses in the luggage of two women returning from Havana. The fetuses were to be delivered to someone in Miami and used in a Santeria-like religious ritual, according to two people knowledgeable about the case. “I’ve never heard of anything like this,” said Pat Diaz, who retired two years ago after 25 years on the homicide squad of the Miami-Dade Police Department. The incident, filmed by a crew...
  • Remembering Proposition 187

    03/16/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Pelham · 17 replies
    The Social Contract Press ^ | Winter 2011-2012 | Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Change is in the air. States from Arizona to Virginia have enacted laws cracking down on illegal immigration. Some target the immigrants; some target their employers. Some rely on local police to do the job; others require that employers use the federal e-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Many of these statutes have been challenged in court. Some have been put on hold while others — including an Alabama statute regarded as the most stringent of all — have been endorsed by federal appeals judges. These initiatives share a common goal: enforcement of federal immigration laws, something...
  • Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants

    03/22/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants By William Lajeunesse Published March 22, 2012 | FoxNews.com The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are immigrants who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD says the state's impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine to get their car back. As long as drivers...
  • Ex-Mexican official accused of impersonating U.S. citizen

    03/22/2012 5:38:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jason Buch
    A former Mexican official arrested last month in the Rio Grande Valley after being accused of failing to pay a fine has been charged with impersonating a U.S. citizen to cross the border. U.S. marshals arrested Edmundo Lozano Rendón, 55, in McAllen, saying he didn't pay a $7,500 fine assessed when he was convicted of money laundering charges in 1992. He was most recently a spokesman for the border city of Reynosa, and has worked for the Tamaulipas state Institutional Revolutionary Party and for former Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernández, who is under investigation by the Mexican government.
  • Detention for Immigrants That Looks Less Like Prison

    03/22/2012 2:01:50 PM PDT · by 3rdcoastislander · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Kirk Semple
    On a patch of Texas farmland near the Gulf of Mexico, immigration officials on Tuesday unveiled one of the most visible results of a three-year-old plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration detention system: a brand-new center intended to provide a less penal setting for detainees.
  • Feds: Illegal immigrants arrested in Phoenix protest of sheriff's policies won't face removal

    03/22/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 21, 2012 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - Federal authorities say they won't deport six illegal immigrants arrested during a Phoenix protest over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (ar-PY'-ohs) immigration policies
  • ICE Admits Releasing Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapist (42 Counts!)

    03/21/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We have chronicled Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) outrageous new directives, instantly removing between 300,000 and 1.4 million illegal aliens from the "enforcement priority" list - in effect granting them indefinite amnesty from deportation, without any authorization from Congress whatsoever. The rationale given for this lawless amnesty from ICE Director John Morton is that he would have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". Instead we have chronicled one failure after another by ICE to detain or even keep track of criminal illegals and repeat offenders who present imminent risks to the public - such as...
  • Al-Awlaki's Can of Worms

    03/21/2012 11:30:43 AM PDT · by GregNH · 10 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the controversy surrounding his demise is far from over. Many Americans and members of Congress are still alarmed that a U.S. citizen was ordered assassinated without due process of law. And an important point that the Obama administration could make in its defense is contained in a can of worms that the president would probably rather not open. It is the same can that was noted to exist by the Bush administration and two Supreme Court justices back in 2004 in the case of Hamdi v Rumsfeld, although the court's final decision did not...
  • ICE admits releasing alleged child rapist

    03/21/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2012 | Michael Volpe
    A suspected child rapist is on the loose and in a statement obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accepts responsibility for releasing him. The man is identified by ICE as Amado Espinosa-Ramirez. Chicago police arrested him last August, and he was ultimately charged with forty-two counts of predatory sexual acts. A publicly available inventory of the charges against Espinosa-Ramirez lists multiple counts of sexual relations within the family, multiple counts of sexual assault with the use of force and multiple counts of sexual assault involving a minor less than thirteen years old. After his Aug....
  • Can a Genuine Muslim Be Loyal to America?

    03/21/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    America commits a great injustice to Muslims when it offers them citizenship, without explaining to them the obligations that America requires from its citizens, and the values on which America was founded. America is a nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and the laws and culture of America reflects a Judeo-Christian ethic. The Muslim Quran requires Muslims to wage jihad on Christians and Jews, and not to accept them as friends. We need to change the oath of citizenship, so that immigrant Muslims can understand the obligations and responsibilities that America requires from its citizens. The oath of citizenship...